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With the awesome fight announcements coming at a fast and furious pace on Wednesday, it was only a matter of time before some bad news struck. According to MMAFighting, Alistair Overeem (pictured) has suffered an undisclosed injury that will force the heavyweight out his UFC 160 bout with bitter rival Junior dos Santos.
The report states Overeem hurt himself while training and his camp informed the promotion that their client will be sidelined between four-to-five weeks. They are hoping to keep the dos Santos scrap intact, but simply pushed back until July.
The UFC has not confirmed Overeem’s injury.
If the report holds true, this isn’t the first time something has come between dos Santos and Overeem. The mortal enemies were expected to collide at UFC 146, but Overeem was forced out of the shootout after registering more than twice the legal limit of testosterone in his system.
“The Demolition Man” was issued a nine-month ban and was knocked out by Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in his return at UFC 156.
UFC 160 takes place May 25th inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The heavyweight top contender contest was slated to co-headline the pay-per-view broadcast.
Here is the card’s revised roster:
Junior dos Santos vs. TBD
Jeremy Stephens vs. Estevan Payan
Robert Whittaker vs. Colton Smith
KJ Noons vs. Donald Cerrone
Gunnar Nelson vs. Mike Pyle
Abel Trujillo vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Stephen Thompson vs. Amir Sadollah
TJ Grant vs. Gray Maynard
Ryan Bader vs Glover Teixeira
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva vs. Cain Velasquez (UFC heavyweight champion)
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The injury bug has claimed yet another victim as heavyweight Alistair Overeem has been forced out of his UFC 160 co-main event bout with Junior dos Santos after suffering an undisclosed injury. MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani broke the news on Wednesday night.
Overeem proved to be the biggest disappointment at UFC 156, suffering a third round KO loss to Silva after dominating...
A heavyweight duel between Alistair Overeem and Junior dos Santos has been put on hold, as Overeem has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 160 match-up with an undisclosed injury.
MMA Fighting first reported the injury.
It is unreported as to whether dos Santos will remain on the UFC 160 card, but expect the UFC to make those arrangements in the coming days.
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